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re·venge1 /rɪˈvendʒ/ ●●○ noun [uncountableU] 1 REVENGEsomething you do in order to punish someone who has harmed or offended you 报复，报仇 revenge for She wanted revenge for the insult.
revenge against/on At his wife’s funeral, he vowed revenge against her killer.
in revenge for something a bomb attack in revenge for the imprisonment of the terrorists
2 DSthe defeat of someone who has previously defeated you in a sport 雪耻〔指在比赛中战胜曾击败自己的对手〕 revenge for The Australians took revenge for their defeat here last time.
COLLOCATIONS verbs take revenge 报复 He dreamed of taking revenge on his father’s killers.
get (your) revenge 报仇 Louise eventually got her revenge by reporting him to the immigration service.
have your revenge 报仇 One day I’ll have my revenge.
seek revenge 伺机报仇
nThey play two women who seek revenge on their former partners.
want revenge 意图报仇
nYou broke her heart and now she wants revenge.
exact/wreak revenge formal (=take revenge) 复仇
nHe was exacting revenge on society.
vow revenge (=promise to take revenge) 发誓复仇adjectives
nHis supporters vowed revenge for his death.
a terrible/awful revenge 恐怖的报复revenge + NOUN Caesar returned to Rome to exact a terrible revenge.
a revenge attack 报复性袭击 The camp was burned down, apparently in a revenge attack.
a revenge killing 报复杀人phrases
nHer death was followed by a series of revenge killings.
an act of revenge 报复行为 The men were shot dead in an act of revenge for Khan’s assassination.
revenge is sweet (=said when someone feels good because they have got revenge) 复仇是甜蜜的 It took me a long time, but revenge is sweet.
Origin revenge2 revenge2 verb [transitiveT] formalREVENGE to punish someone who has done something to harm you or someone else 为…报仇 revenge yourself on somebody The terrorist group is still looking to revenge itself on its attackers.
The poor murdered girl must be revenged.
revenge yourself on somebody• He vowed to be revenged on those who had killed his father. (1300-1400) Old French revengier
, from avengier
; → AVENGE